Location: Franklin, Indiana
Manager: Ray Crowe
Sponsor: Short’s Cafe
George was Indiana’s first “Mr. Basketball,” an honor he earned by a landslide popular vote in 1939 as a member of the Franklin High School Grizzly Cubs. He would go on to play pro basketball for the New York Renaissance before becoming a Major League Baseball star.
A blurb about the Short’s Cafe Five in an Indiana newspaper, 1941